The UMBC women's lacrosse team will host one of their final home game in the month of March as they welcome the Duquesne Dukes on Saturday, March 18 at UMBC Stadium. The opening draw is set for 11 a.m.
Live stats will be available through umbcretrievers.com, but a live stream of the game will be unavailable for this contest.
Scouting the Retrievers (5-3):
-A strong offensive performance from the UMBC women's lacrosse team, including a 13-0 run, helped the Retrievers to a 17-5 victory over Longwood on March 16.
-Seniors Sam Nolan (Fallston, Md./Fallston) and Jennie Milligan (Crofton, Md./South River), and junior Carolyn Jamison (Westminster, Md./Westminster) all scored three goals in the game, while Jamison led the team with two assists. Sophomores Sara Moeller (Phoenix, Md./St. Paul's School for Girls) and Brittany Levine (Middletown, Md./Middletown) each notched two goals in the win.
-In goal, sophomore Carly Tolino (Middletown, Md./Middletown) picked up her first win of the season after making one of UMBC's two saves and allowing no goals in almost 30 minutes of play.
-Nolan leads the team with 25 goals and is just four away from hitting the 100 goals mark in her career. Moeller leads the team with 14 assists and needs just six more helpers to tie for 10th in most assists in a single season.
-UMBC will head out on the road to face America East rivals Albany on Saturday, March 25 before returning home on March 28 to host UC Davis at UMBC Stadium at 4 p.m.
Scouting the Dukes (2-3):
-Duquesne enters the contest with a 2-3, picking up a 15-11 victory over St. Francis (Pa.). The Dukes began the game on a 6-0 run and went into the intermission with a 7-5 advantage. The teams exchanged goals in the second half before Duquesne scored with eight seconds remaining to seal the win.
-Junior Jill Vacanti leads the team with 15 goals while adding three assists this season, while senior Kaelin Shaw leads the Dukes with 20 points off 13 goals and a team-high seven assists. Tess Drotar leads the team in draw controls with 10, while Erin Conway has forced 11 turnovers and picked up a team-leading 19 ground balls.
-In goal, junior Emily McMinimee has made 31 saves with a .333 save percentage, and has a 176.15 goals against average. Maddy Curtis has also seen some time in goal, recording a .357 save percentage on 10 saves.
-UMBC and Duquesne have a series that dates back to 1997, when the Retrievers beat DU, 17-1. The series is now tied at 2-2.
-In their last meeting on February 26, 2016, the Retrievers came out on top with an 11-6 win. Junior Ashley Peacock made key saves along with a solid effort from junior Sam Nolan with four goals and three assists. Sophomore Carolyn Jamison and freshman Lauren McDonald also had multi-goal performances.